Tuesday, November 6, 2007
Century Rain by Alastair Reynolds
Gollancz, London, 2004
This is a modern science fiction novel split between two stories - one set in 1950s Paris and the other in the far future above a destroyed Earth. The 'science' part of the story is very interesting astro-physics type stuff, and the 'noir' side has a not-so hard-boiled private dick who is such an interesting character.
I read this slowly because I enjoyed it so much!
The writing style is a bit haphazard and juvenile at times - there are a few issues with continuity and lingo. But it can be overlooked, it doesn't interfere with the story too much.
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